Meaning of “domestic animal” in the English Dictionary

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"domestic animal" in British English

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domestic animalnoun [ C ]

uk /dəˌmes.tɪk ˈæn.ɪ.məl/ us /dəˌmes.tɪk ˈæn.ɪ.məl/

Examples from literature

  • Beasts of prey are solitary in their habits—the gentle and useful domestic animals are gregarious and social. 
  • By studying domestic animals, see what you can learn about heredity. 
  • I suppose you are well aware that cattle, poultry, and other domestic animals are required to be kept under proper control. 
  • Is a man not as much a domestic animal as a dog? 
  • What domestic animals are used for food? 

(Definition of “domestic animal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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